System & Components

Vantec NexStar3 Superspeed USB 3.0 Enclosure Review

There are lots of USB 3 enclosures and docking stations popping up lately, and if you’re in the market for one, it can be hard to know exactly where to start sorting the nice ones from the less desirable units. I’ll go ahead and say the Vantect NexStar3 looks to be in the former category. Read More

DIMASTECH Bench/Test Table Easy V2.5 Review

Core 2 Quad Q6600 - Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 - eVGA 8800GTX

I have been overclocking and benchmarking computer hardware for quite a few years. However, Once I joined the realm of competative benchmarking about 2 years ago, things changed a lot. One thing that I have found to be essential in a proper benching table. Today, I’m looking at the new and improved benching table built by DIMASTECH in Italy. Does it have what it takes to replace my long time benching table build by Navig? Read on… Read More

Kingwin Dock Master USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station Review

I’ve reviewed several motherboards with USB 3.0 support over the past few months, but haven’t had a chance to do any USB 3.0 testing. Kingwin has been kind enough to send me their new Dock Master USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station for testing. USB 2.0 has been the standard in external storage for quite some time, and I’m surprised a dramatic improvement didn’t come out sooner. With the introduction of motherboards featuring USB 3.0 support, Kingwin didn’t waste any time getting the Dock Master on the market. Read More

Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced Review

Box Front

Cooler Master has been in business for more than a decade. They were “founded with the mission of providing the industry’s best thermal solutions.” The Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced that we’ll be looking at today, which is a significant update to the venerable RC690, a budget champion for wire management with superb airflow, aims to push them further toward that mission. Read More

Lamptron FC-5 Fan Controller Review

Today I will be reviewing the Lamptron FC-5 fan controller. I had initially purchased the Scythe Kaze Server fan controller and ended up giving it a review first. Truth be told, I wanted to purchase this Lamptron unit over the Kaze because of the more powerful 30W per channel specifications and multi colored LCD alone. Sadly, it appeared to be sold out every where I looked at the time. Now however, I have one in my hands to review! Read More

Evo-G HS1 Gaming Headset Review

The Evo-G Headset

Relative newcomer to the gaming gear market Evo-G sets out to offer desirable gamer-centric styling in all of their product lines. The Evo-G HS1 headset is billed as a lightweight, comfortable, great stereo sound and a solid bass headset product. Read More

Scythe Kaze Server Fan Controller Review

Today we will be reviewing the Scythe Kaze Server Fan controller. I purchased this unit from newegg.com because of it’s simple design, temperature monitoring ability and affordable price ($41.99). I previously owned the Scythe Kazemaster fan controller before my power supply burned out in a spectacular, smokey fashion and took out two fan channels and two temperature channels in it. Up until that point, it had given 2 years of solid performance with nary a temperature probe going south. Read More

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